Installing a Certificate for Exchange in SBS 2003 for Mobile mail access

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I have a SBS 2003 server that need to gain access to Exchange via Iphones.  I know I need a SSL cert to start. Currently, to start access Exchange OWA we use the .  Can I use the same url for the certificate ?
I have looked at some articles online, but they are not very clear.
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Alan HardistyCo-Owner
Top Expert 2011

SBS 2003 already has a certificate installed as part of the installation.

If you want to change the name on the certificate - just re-run the Connect To The Internet Wizard and change nothing apart from the Certificate part where you can create a new certificate.

You should name the certificate something like as long as resolves in External DNS to the public IP Address of your SBS server.

My article should help you if you have problems getting Activesync up and running (which is what you are trying to achieve):


Thank you Alanhardisty
Your article was great. The certificate that I used is from Godaddy and its good for another year. I am just wondering what happens when the cert is about to expire. Do I need to do anything else after renewing the cert from godady.
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When it is about to expire, you can use IIS Manager to generate a Renew Certificate request, then take that to GoDaddy, renew the certificate, download the new certificate and then back to IIS Manager to install the certificate.

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